Lance Benson at Brigid’s Cross this weekend and a heads-up on the upcoming Nordic Showcase.

Wednesday, we went to Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub to see the artist for the month,Eli Balbach–well worth seeing. We also stayed for lunch–a libation and French Dip–and saw the Lance Benson posters.  He is going to be there on Saturday night (May 15) from 8 p.m. until midnight—go for a while, for the night, but go!  He is an amazingly talented young Bemidji musician and composer.  Remember the kitchen closes at midnight.

Those Sons of Norway are at it again–-A Nordic Showcase.  Take the children and the grands to a immersion in nordic culture on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.  The NorSweDane Dancers will be there, Monte Draper will demonstrate wood carving, lefse makers, poets, music, crafts, authentic clothing.  There will be booths, exhibitions, demonstrations, stories and fellowship.  All for FREE, that’s right, FREE!! 

A top handbell ensemble, the Strikepoint, will appear at Bangsberg Recital Hall at 7 p.m.,Saturday, May 22—more to come on this group but want to get a "mark your calendar" in first.

Al Belleveau is busily installing new pieces for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk—thanks Al and the board of the Sculpture Walk Committee for your work in making Bemidji, "First City of the Arts."  The public art is what sold us on locating to Bemidji.